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  1. Boomer says:

    “Named after the Buffalo Springfield Steam Roller Company, the Laurel Canyon folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield — consisting of Dewey Martin, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer, Neil Young and Stephen Stills — would gain worldwide attention with their song about protests and unrest on the Sunset Strip.” [Eye on L.A. presents ‘The Legends of Laurel Canyon’ 4/14/21]
    “In 1966, you couldn’t drive the Sunset Strip at night from Crescent Heights to Doheny. The street was overflowing with an avalanche of kids hanging out at the clubs and coffee shops. Merchants complained to the city council and the police began cracking down, implementing a 10 p.m. curfew for kids under 18 and making arrests for every violation they could find. The huge crowds peacefully protested against what they called “police brutality,” until one night when the popular Pandora’s Box nightclub was forced to close down, and the crowd became rambunctious. The protests and unrest on the Strip inspired Stephen Stills to write what would become the anthem of a generation, the Buffalo Springfield song, “For What It’s Worth.”

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